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Federal Regulation Update

What You Need to Know About Federal Regulation

Below is a list of the top five federal level issues that concern both tobacco manufacturers and retailers. 1. Dr. Scott Gottlieb Appointed to Head...
FDA Cigar Warning Labels

The Law on Labels

The FDA’s Deeming Regulations are now in full swing, and several deadlines have come and gone since its implementation on August 8, 2016. Currently,...
Age Verification

Acing FDA Age Verification Rules

Since the FDA’s deeming regulations went into effect on August 8, 2016, anyone selling tobacco products must verify that the purchaser is over 18...
Legislative Record

The Virtue of a Legislative Record

April 15, 2011 marked a special moment in the political history of the premium cigar industry. It was the day U.S. Congressman Bill Posey...
All Politics is Local

All Politics is Local

“All politics is local” is the title of the opening chapter in former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill’s biography. It...
Tobacco Ordinances

Local Tobacco Ordinances

Over the past several years, anti-tobacco advocates have focused more of their attention and resources on proposing and lobbying for the adoption of local...
FDA Regulations | What They Mean for Retailers

FDA Deeming Regulations: What They Mean for Your Store

Five months after the FDA’s deeming regulations were released, there are still a lot of questions and much confusion around what they mean for...

Sizing Up the Sampling Ban

1. What is a free sample? The FDA defines a free sample as a tobacco product that does not cost the recipient anything. In other...

Judge Rules on Label Changes

In August, Federal Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot consider a label revision for a tobacco...
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